RM549,600 worth of compounds issued to combat dengue in May alone

The Health Ministry issued a total of 1,135 compounds worth RM549,600 under the Destruction of Disease-Bearing Insects Act 1975 for the control of dengue outbreak during the month of May.

The Director-General of Health, Dr Hasan Abdul Rahman said that during the same month, 45 cases were taken to court and were fined RM17,300.

Another 196 cases had been registered in court for further action, he said in a statement, here today.

On the enforcement of tobacco products control, 1,189 compounds worth RM229,950 had been issued.